Work is progressing well on the £7.9 million Lake District National Park Authority led project to reconnect the much loved Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail.
With six months to go until project completion, construction partners Cubby Construction have released a short video detailing progress.
The most recent project landmark achieved was the safeclearance of the 80 metre long Victorian-built ‘Big Tunnel’ which was filled in the 1970s.
Mark Eccles, Head of Park Management at the Lake District National Park said: “We are pleased with how work is progressing and are on course to complete the project by the end of the year.
“The Cubby drone video highlights the extensive work that’s already been completed and the replanting that has already taken place along the trail, but there is still much to do. The next stage of the seasonal in-river works is now underway to complete bridge crossings and restore some river erosion and we will continue to keep people up to date with project progress.”
It is important that people continue to respect the safety of on-site workers by not ignoring the barriers and notices that are in place. They are there to keep the public safe and to ensure that the workers can avoid unnecessary contact with the general public. This meets Covid19 restrictions and construction site guidance.
For more information on the project and to view the video in full please visit our Keswick to Threlkeld Railways Trail webpage.
The Keswick to Threlkeld Reconnection Project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Northern Powerhouse and Highways England.
Photo above by Cubby Constriction of the ‘Big Tunnel’ which has recently been cleared as part of the reconnection of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail.